**Math Maze On-Line training and certification**

Read the Math Maze game playing instructions and answer the questions listed below.

Math Maze provides a standards, based activity that addresses all learning modalities and gives learners opportunities for multiple exposures to SUCCESSFUL skills and strategies practice.

The goal of the Math Maze game is to eliminate or get rid of your cards. Players take turns creating and solving simple math problems. The game is auditory, visual and kinesthetic. Players use multiple operations to solve problems.

Game Set-up:

1. Separate the Green Players Cards from the Red Factor Cards.

2. Shuffle each deck. Place the Red Factor Cards in the center face up.

3. Deal 7 Green Players Cards to each player. Place the remaining Green Players Cards in the center face down.

4. Decide which Math Function Bar you want to use to create problems. Put the other two bars aside.

5. Have each player roll the Math Function Bar and note the number shown face up; the person with the highest number will be the first player.

Playing the Game: Each Math Maze game will accommodate 2-6 players

1. Player #1 rolls the Math Function Bar to determine the mathematical function that will be used. Player #1 then puts down a card out of his/her hand to create a problem using that card and the Red Factor Card showing face up. Together all players state the problem and the answer.

For example: Red Factor Card shows 10.

Math Function Bar shows ADD.

Player puts down a Green Players Card showing 2.

Together, all players state the problem and the answer: 10 + 2 = 12.

NOTE on creating problems: The player must create a problem that has a whole positive number as the answer. That means, you cannot:

- divide a smaller number by a larger number (e.g., 5 ÷ 8)

- subtract a larger number from a smaller number (e.g., 1 – 3)

- have a fraction in the answer (e.g., 6 ÷ 5).

If a solvable problem cannot be created from the cards in the player’s hand, the player should draw one card from the stack of Green Players Cards and his/her turn is over. Now it becomes the next player’s turn to roll the Math Function Bar and create a problem.

NOTE on rolling Player’s Choice: If a player rolls “Player’s Choice” on the Math Function Bar, the next player discards two of his/her Green Players Cards, and it now becomes that player’s turn to roll the Math Function Bar and create a problem.

NOTE when playing with integers, the integer rule must always be stated by all players

NOTE this game was created to motivate learners to practice using math skills therefore, we

recommend that when a player answers a problem correctly, all players say (GOOD JOB)

2. Player #2 uses the cards in his/her hand to create the answer to the problem presented by Player #1. Up to three cards can be used with any operation.

If Player #2 is unable to create that number with the cards in his/her hand, he/she must draw one card from the stack of Green Players Cards and the turn is over.

3. Collect all the Green Players Cards that were used, whether the problem was solved or not, and put them on the bottom of stack of cards in the center.

4. Put the showing Red Factor Card on the bottom of that stack so that a new Red Factor Card is displayed for the next problem.

5. Player #2 now rolls the Math Function Bar and creates a problem. Continue from player to player, creating and solving problems.

6. The first person to use all his/her Green Players Cards is the winner! But the other players should continue playing to see who is the second, third, etc winner. Because the objective is to get rid of your cards, answers should be constructed using 2 or 3 cards whenever possible.

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The primary purpose for the Math Maze game is to provide a fun-filled platform for skills and strategy practice.

Math Maze gives learners a way to extend practice and develop mastery of foundation math skills.

1. How many cards does each player get?

(a) 5 (b) 7 (c) 9

2. What are the two types of cards called in Math Maze?

(a) Red viper cards (b) Green Players cards (c) Red Factor cards

3. What is the hex Bar called?

(a) Dice (b) Mathematics Function Bar (c) Long bar

4. How many players can play Math Maze?

(a) 2-6 (b) 6-8 (c) 10-12

5. Where are the Green cards that were used to create or solve a problem placed once used?

(a) Under the Green Players card stack (b) Under the Red Factor card stack

6. What happens to a Red Factor card once it has been used?

(a) It is placed under the stack of Red factor cards (b) It is placed under the stack of Green Players cards

7. Does a player need to explain what He or She did to solve a problem?

(a) No (b) yes

8. When a player creates a problem does He or She need to give the answer to the problem?

(a) Yes (b) No

9. When more than two players are playing, what does a player who has eliminated His or Her cards do?

(a )Leave the game (b) Help the remaining players

10. If six players are playing, how many players can win?

(a) 1 (b) 2 (c) 5

11. What happens if a player rolls the Mathematics Function Bar and the notation reads players choice?

(a) He loses 2 cards from His or Her hand (b) The next player loses 2 cards and it becomes his or her turn to create the next problem

12. What happens if a player can’t create or solve a problem with the cards in His or Her hand?

(a) He or She loses His or Her turn (b) He or She must take 1card from the Green Players card stack and then becomes the next players turn

13. When playing with integers, are the rules for integers always stated by all of the players?

(a) No (b) Yes

14. What do players say when a player answers a problem correctly?

(a) Big deal (b) Good job

15. What is the difference between practice play and tournament play?

(a) There is no difference (b) Players cards are not exposed for the other players to see

16.What is the primary purpose for playing Math Maze?

(a) To practice skills (b) To demonstrate how smart you are (c) To make fun of players who lack skills proficiency

17.What is the maximum number of cards that can be used to create a problem?

(a) 3 (b) 4 (c) 1

18.What is the Maximum number of cards that can be used to solve a problem?

(a) 4 (b) 1 (c) 3

Print this form and mail to Math Maze USA 811 North Catalina Avenue

Suite # 3000 Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Or, e-mail to http://www.mathmazeusa@gmail.com

Read the Math Maze game playing instructions and answer the questions listed below.

Math Maze provides a standards, based activity that addresses all learning modalities and gives learners opportunities for multiple exposures to SUCCESSFUL skills and strategies practice.

The goal of the Math Maze game is to eliminate or get rid of your cards. Players take turns creating and solving simple math problems. The game is auditory, visual and kinesthetic. Players use multiple operations to solve problems.

Game Set-up:

1. Separate the Green Players Cards from the Red Factor Cards.

2. Shuffle each deck. Place the Red Factor Cards in the center face up.

3. Deal 7 Green Players Cards to each player. Place the remaining Green Players Cards in the center face down.

4. Decide which Math Function Bar you want to use to create problems. Put the other two bars aside.

5. Have each player roll the Math Function Bar and note the number shown face up; the person with the highest number will be the first player.

Playing the Game: Each Math Maze game will accommodate 2-6 players

1. Player #1 rolls the Math Function Bar to determine the mathematical function that will be used. Player #1 then puts down a card out of his/her hand to create a problem using that card and the Red Factor Card showing face up. Together all players state the problem and the answer.

For example: Red Factor Card shows 10.

Math Function Bar shows ADD.

Player puts down a Green Players Card showing 2.

Together, all players state the problem and the answer: 10 + 2 = 12.

NOTE on creating problems: The player must create a problem that has a whole positive number as the answer. That means, you cannot:

- divide a smaller number by a larger number (e.g., 5 ÷ 8)

- subtract a larger number from a smaller number (e.g., 1 – 3)

- have a fraction in the answer (e.g., 6 ÷ 5).

If a solvable problem cannot be created from the cards in the player’s hand, the player should draw one card from the stack of Green Players Cards and his/her turn is over. Now it becomes the next player’s turn to roll the Math Function Bar and create a problem.

NOTE on rolling Player’s Choice: If a player rolls “Player’s Choice” on the Math Function Bar, the next player discards two of his/her Green Players Cards, and it now becomes that player’s turn to roll the Math Function Bar and create a problem.

NOTE when playing with integers, the integer rule must always be stated by all players

NOTE this game was created to motivate learners to practice using math skills therefore, we

recommend that when a player answers a problem correctly, all players say (GOOD JOB)

2. Player #2 uses the cards in his/her hand to create the answer to the problem presented by Player #1. Up to three cards can be used with any operation.

If Player #2 is unable to create that number with the cards in his/her hand, he/she must draw one card from the stack of Green Players Cards and the turn is over.

3. Collect all the Green Players Cards that were used, whether the problem was solved or not, and put them on the bottom of stack of cards in the center.

4. Put the showing Red Factor Card on the bottom of that stack so that a new Red Factor Card is displayed for the next problem.

5. Player #2 now rolls the Math Function Bar and creates a problem. Continue from player to player, creating and solving problems.

6. The first person to use all his/her Green Players Cards is the winner! But the other players should continue playing to see who is the second, third, etc winner. Because the objective is to get rid of your cards, answers should be constructed using 2 or 3 cards whenever possible.

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

The primary purpose for the Math Maze game is to provide a fun-filled platform for skills and strategy practice.

Math Maze gives learners a way to extend practice and develop mastery of foundation math skills.

__Underline the correct answer for each question:__1. How many cards does each player get?

(a) 5 (b) 7 (c) 9

2. What are the two types of cards called in Math Maze?

(a) Red viper cards (b) Green Players cards (c) Red Factor cards

3. What is the hex Bar called?

(a) Dice (b) Mathematics Function Bar (c) Long bar

4. How many players can play Math Maze?

(a) 2-6 (b) 6-8 (c) 10-12

5. Where are the Green cards that were used to create or solve a problem placed once used?

(a) Under the Green Players card stack (b) Under the Red Factor card stack

6. What happens to a Red Factor card once it has been used?

(a) It is placed under the stack of Red factor cards (b) It is placed under the stack of Green Players cards

7. Does a player need to explain what He or She did to solve a problem?

(a) No (b) yes

8. When a player creates a problem does He or She need to give the answer to the problem?

(a) Yes (b) No

9. When more than two players are playing, what does a player who has eliminated His or Her cards do?

(a )Leave the game (b) Help the remaining players

10. If six players are playing, how many players can win?

(a) 1 (b) 2 (c) 5

11. What happens if a player rolls the Mathematics Function Bar and the notation reads players choice?

(a) He loses 2 cards from His or Her hand (b) The next player loses 2 cards and it becomes his or her turn to create the next problem

12. What happens if a player can’t create or solve a problem with the cards in His or Her hand?

(a) He or She loses His or Her turn (b) He or She must take 1card from the Green Players card stack and then becomes the next players turn

13. When playing with integers, are the rules for integers always stated by all of the players?

(a) No (b) Yes

14. What do players say when a player answers a problem correctly?

(a) Big deal (b) Good job

15. What is the difference between practice play and tournament play?

(a) There is no difference (b) Players cards are not exposed for the other players to see

16.What is the primary purpose for playing Math Maze?

(a) To practice skills (b) To demonstrate how smart you are (c) To make fun of players who lack skills proficiency

17.What is the maximum number of cards that can be used to create a problem?

(a) 3 (b) 4 (c) 1

18.What is the Maximum number of cards that can be used to solve a problem?

(a) 4 (b) 1 (c) 3

Print this form and mail to Math Maze USA 811 North Catalina Avenue

Suite # 3000 Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Or, e-mail to http://www.mathmazeusa@gmail.com